WPE SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home
Scope of Work
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious human rights and public health issue affecting women and girls around the world. It impacts all aspects of women and girl’s physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. It has harmful consequences for the individuals who experience it, their families, and communities as a whole. The WPE programming in NE Nigeria covers Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. The WPE Senior program Manager in Adamawa leads design, implementation and monitoring of WPE projects in Borno State and reports to the WPE Coordinator. The WPE Senior Manager will provide technical oversight to prevention and response staff in Adamawa State in the area of protection and empowerment of women and girls (and the effects of the conflict on women and girls in general), with an emphasis on coaching staff to build their capacity,, advocating for improved services for women and girls, and ensuring quality response to reach women and girls in conflict affected areas.
This position will be expected to be based in Mubi with travels within Adamawa states where WPE activities are implemented.
• Provide ongoing leadership, training, and guidance to Adamawa staff and local partners to ensure programming meets best practice standards and prioritizes the security of beneficiaries and staff.
• Support Adamawa team to conduct safety audits and take the lead communicating with other stakeholders to ensure all services mitigate the risk of GBV and are in line with IASC GBV Guidelines
• Design and lead assessments in Adamawa to ensure the voices of women and girls inform WPE program design
• Lead the development of coordination and referral mechanisms to ensure GBV survivors can access health care in a timely manner
• • Promote and teach good practice in regards to rapid WPE case management and psychosocial support
• • Assist GBVIMS and Database Officer on IMS data and other program data analysis, IMS data sharing and data IMS data compilation
• • Develop protocols on information management in insecure environments
• • Support the WPE team to develop awareness raising messages to promote uptake of GBV response services in a timely manner
• • Support the WPE team to ensure sustained programming
• • Promote coordination with the reproductive health team
• • Design and lead on rapid responses in newly opened LGAs
• • Assess security developments and advocate for integrated WPE + RH responses in Borno
• • Liaise with the IRC Health Manager to help provide support in terms of health services to GBV Survivors.
• • Lead the development of proposals for Adamawa State to ensure consistent funding, with technical support from the WPE Coordinator and Senior Technical Advisor
• • Review monthly BvAs and submit monthly BvA corrections
• • Prepare and submit spending plans and monthly cash projections to finance in a timely manner.
• • Prepare and keep updated budget spent out plans in order to maintain program expenditure within budget
Staff and Community Capacity Building
• • Collaborate with the WPE Coordinator to implement the staff training plan for WPE Team members.
• • Oversee and when necessary conduct trainings for community and service providers.
• • Collaborate with the Health Sector to organize Clinical Care of Sexual Assault Survivors training for health staff, as needed.
• • Collaborate with the other IRC Program Managers to maintain an on-going training program to ensure WPE is integrated into health, child protection, ProL, ERD and vice versa.
• • Liaise with the WPE Coordinator and Field Coordinator as needed for difficult or complex cases.
• Train Adamawa WPE team on WPE approaches and best practice
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders – including community leaders, Camp chairpersons, National Emergency Management Agency, State Emergency Management Agency) NGOs, UN agencies, Local Partners and other IRC sectors to enhance multi-agency and multi sectoral cooperation and coordination.
• • Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared, as appropriate.
• • Advocate for women and girls, with feedback from women and girls, in external meetings.
Monitoring and Evaluation
• • Lead the development and oversee implementation of strong monitoring and evaluation systems
• • Lead the preparation of reports to the Women Protection and Empowerment Coordinator and donors.
• • Provide trend analysis on areas where WPE is implementing in order to improve services and advocacy for women and girls.
• • Liaise with other teams on best practices and assist each other with information sharing.
• Oversee administrative aspects of the program including, but not limited to, writing job descriptions, interviewing and hiring staff, developing staff performance objectives and conducting timely performance appraisals.
• Ensure the staff follows IRC global financial procedures and meeting donor requirements.
• Ensure that all internal (IRC) reporting requirements are met and that reports are of a high quality and submitted on time.
• Other duties as required.
• Must have a university degree in public health, social work, or social science, with significant relevant work experience in conflict affected areas,
• 3 years GBV program management experience, preferably in insecure locations,
• Excellent GBV case management skills and have provided direct case management to survivors of GBV,
• Experience in managing a GBV emergency response team using rapid case management,
• Experience using and good knowledge of the GBVIMS.
• Good interpersonal and team building skills.
• Thorough understanding of feminist theory and survivor centered programming
• Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment.
• Knowledge and experience of participatory planning methods
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Experience in grant management and proposal writing is preferred.
• Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power point, use e-mail and internet.
• Fluency in English and other language desirable.
• Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility.
• Be a TEAM PLAYER
Standards for Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
Application Closing Date: 24 November 2017
How to Apply
Applicants should submit their applications addressed to the Country Director IRC
Hand delivered application should be sent only to the IRC field office in Yola or Mubi Office
HOW TO APPLY:
Application Closing Date: 24 November 2017